Richmond Hill, Ont. (June 17, 2014) – It has been an exciting past few days for CJGA alum J.C Deacon as he has been selected as the University of Florida’s 15th men’s head golf coach in their program history.

“J.C played in many events on the CJGA schedule. His smile, determination and his love for the game of golf was infectious. I looked forward to seeing him and his family at each event. They were always very supportive and positive in their comments. I wish J.C the best of wishes as Head Coach of the University of Florida,” said CJGA Executive Director, Earl Fritz.

Deacon, 31, has had a strong dedication to golf his entire life and his golf background shows why he was the perfect candidate to take over the great Buddy Alexander who coached Florida to two NCAA titles and eight Southeastern Conference championships in his 27 seasons as coach.

The Toronto, Ontario native’s resume includes a strong four-year career as a player at UNLV where his team won the 2002 Mountain West Championship, he played in the 2002 and 2003 NCAA Championships and advanced to the semi-finals in the 2005 U.S Amateur. As a professional, Deacon’s best performance came on the Canadian Tour in 2008 when he finished tied for fourth at the Saskatchewan Open. Before being hired as the head coach of Florida, Deacon served as an assistant coach at his alma mater UNLV from 2011-2014.

About the CJGA

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf.  For more information please visit

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.

For Additional Information

Stephen Nixon

Tournament Operations Coordinator

Canadian Junior Golf Association

Phone: 1-877-508-1069


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